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URGENT: A ticket home; SAILED OFF!

Posted on 30 March 2017

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Transport V/2017

A day later – our bus is leaving for Germany and Holland, carrying 21 little guys on board! On to a new life, to another reality, to places where they will be loved, not chased away.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

Organizing this transport was a battle to fight, the fastest one in 7 years… There aren’t words enough to tell you how much we appreciate your help. What’s most important – these little guys really deserve it. We wish you all the best, we’re sure that the kindness you sent will soon come back to you tripple.

ORIGINAL POST

A very rare opportunity has come up:
20 cats and 1 kitten from the Farm can leave to find new lives in Holland and Germany right away, if we’re able to raise the funds needed for their journey.
Despite the urgency – we’ve carried out 4 transports in the last two months already and there’s no money to send them along. The worst thing about it is that our colleagues have free space now, and will not wait for us. We have 2 days to confirm the dogs and send them packing.

320E is still missing from the equation – only 8 dogs to go, after we wrote about it on Facebook last night.

Please, help them if you can, even by little, there isn’t much time – there are so many organizations like ours, looking for opportunities like these to place their animals. In this group of animals there are friends who have spent their entire lives in cages, babies, recovered patients…

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Jeff has been with us ever since he was a tiny baby. We admitted him to the old Bogrov shelter 6 years ago, along with his whole litter – 8 little guys and girls. He was supposed to travel abroad, but was always left behind, and as he grew – he acquired a diagnosis that didn’t help him – spinal hernia. Finally, he has a chance to go home. We really hope our gentle guy will be able to use it.

 

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Steffie has been with us since 2012. She’s always been a kind and gentle creature, quiet and placid. She remained un-noticed all these years because of her shyness. In the shelter environment, it is always the dogs who would lick people’s hands through the cage that get adopted. And she wouldn’t approach strangers, wouldn’t dare to look them in the eye and say “I deserve love too”… We truly hope a change will come her way, 5 years in a cage is more than enough.

 

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Nadezhda came to us with a horrid inflammation of the mammary glands. She had a very high fever and was really hanging by the thread. We didn’t think she’d make it. Today, 3 months after she was rescued from a gas station where she had given birth and lost all her puppies, Nadezhda has a real chance of becoming a loved pet dog in Germany.

 

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Leeoolly – a gentle soul, found all broken up in Liulin, most probably – hit by a car. You helped raise the funds for her surgery, and she recovered completely. She is now a lovely, playful girl, exceptionally kind. We have no idea why she didn’t find people willing to adopt her in Bulgaria from August 2016 till now. But if you decide to help her – she could travel to her new home in Gemany.

 

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Naty… Dear Naty. 7 years ago, her owner brought her to us for neutering and never returned. The phone-number he left us was fake and the girl remained in the shelter. 9-10 years old today, gentle Naty has been very lucky to be chosen in Germany. This could be her only chance. It is her stroke of luck and we pray she will be able to use it.

Three 10-month old girls also have a chance to travel to Germany – Tarah, Mazda and Nedelya. All three of them have been with us since tiny babies – eager to please and give kisses, but… large in size and dark in color. In Bulgaria that often means 0 a lifelong sentence in the shelter. We only hope the black kids in the video get a golden opportunity like this too…

These are the wannabe Germans so far. The would-be Dutch are all small babies. It is a great chance for them to be adopted as puppies, so that they don’t have to repeat Jeff’s destiny and spend their entire childhood and youth in a cage…

 

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These here are Saultie (boy) and his sisters Pepper and Chillie. They’re an abandoned litter that grew up here at the shelter. Amazingly lovable and sweet puppies.

 

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Vodka, Scotch and Whiskey – you know them from the shelter clinic. Dumped pet babies, they grew up in the shelter quarantine.

 

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Tiny Jana, the lovely angel Wandie and little Chuck all have people waiting for them.

 

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Maya and Raya. Rescued by two lovely boys – Martin and Norman, who found them, fed them, and made them a little house by the block. When an adult destroyed the house and kicked put the babies, the boys came to us for help. The little pups now have everything they need to go home, and their brother – Sharo, has been adopted here, in Bulgaria.

 

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The last hopeful traveler came to us on his own – straight through the fence. The dogs went mad to see him, but he was not at all disturbed by their loud barking and insisted we take him in. Tristan, a boy.

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Help us send them home, please.
Not only because of themselves. But also because our quarantine is full and the next generation of abandoned puppies from the quarantine needs to take their place in the shelter…

Thanks to the in-kind donors of the Farm

Posted on 24 March 2017

Everything that happens at the shelter and clinic is only possible, because a generous person has decided to make a donation for the dogs. Every little injection, every de-worming tablet, every kibble chewed-up, every brick here exists, because a specific person decided to do a good deed.

We need help at any given moment. And if it looks like we’re a very rich and huge organization, it is only because we do not steal, and we work hard. And every cent that comes in – goes to the animals. So they can live in health and happiness, and the Farm can become a better place for them.

And this isn’t just money. Our endeavor is one of thousands of people – everyone helps out in the way they see fit. We especially want to thank everyone who has made a donation from our WISHLIST for their support. For the lives saved. For the full bellies. For the warm beds.

 

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Thanks to our colleagues from “Podai raka – badi priatel!”, and special regards from our veterinarians. The donation really filled in on materials we urgently needed. Dog-kisses from the patients as well, for the supplements they received.

 

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Hugs to A. and V. for the gift they made to the humans at our office this winter! After 3 years of work in a room without windows, we finally have light!!! And also – no need to run outside to check on passers-by every time.

 

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Our horses were kept warm during the cold months thanks to the horse blankets that Caroline Vetter sent them.

Medical materials, cleaning and disinfecting detergents, bedding and of course – food, are amongst the items people chose to donate for the dogs at the Farm most often.

We had no idea back in 2009 (when we began helping the dogs at the municipal pound) that we could do so much for the dogs. Now, nearly 5000 lives later, we look around and realize how far we have come. Thanks to you.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you, dear friends, for helping us help them!
We continue on 🙂

A new life for 25 homeless angels!

Posted on 24 March 2017

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Transport IV/2017 – successful.
Our little bus crossed Europe, travelling 6000 kilometers there and back, carrying 25 innocent souls on board.
On the photos here you can see the kids you know from the Farm – today in Holland!

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In the middle – the famous puppy Viva

Sending dogs for rehoming abroad doesn’t solve the stray dog problem. The logistics are insane, the paperwork – indescribable, the costs – large.
Why do we do it then?!
Because it saves the lives of the dogs who travel.

Sofia – Amsterdam. A lifeline for thousands of homeless friends already. Group by group, babies from the Sofia gutters turn into mix-bred pets in our shelter and then find loving families through our colleagues.

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Because no matter how much we love them, how well we look after them, and however ready they are to go home and be the best of dogs – there are no homes for them here. The abandoned animals in Bulgaria are times more than the people willing to adopt…

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A real home and a family – that is everything our little guys need. We work with wonderful colleagues in Germany, Austria, Holland – countries where people have the culture to adopt, and aren’t ashamed to have a Bulgarian stray walking beside them.

We’re dreaming of the day, when there will be no need to look for homes for our unwanted kids abroad. The day when all the babies in the Farm will be wanted in Bulgarian families. (In those dreams also half of the cages are empty, because there aren’t that many dogs in need of rescuing.)

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25 little babies. In flesh and blood. Our lovely friends, whom we managed to steal from death and pain, now doomed to be… loved and happy. Thank you for giving them… A LIFE.

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Sherlock’s illness

Posted on 22 March 2017

Raising an orphaned foul is a difficult task. They should remain with their mothers till at least 1 year of age. They need to be nursed and remain in a group, so they can grow normally.

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Sherlock was left without a mother at only 1 month of age, he has many problems. Besides the anemia he came in with at the very start, it turned out he is also suffering from Wobbler’s Syndrome – or cervical spondylomyelopathy.

This is an inherited condition which deforms the spinal cord, causing neurologic disability. The condition is incurable.

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Sherlock’s therapy has become more complicated. Every day our vets have him on 6 bottles of a glucose serum designed especially for him. The results are immediate – he is now much better and isn’t falling down as often as he used to.

Feeding has also become more difficult. His special milk has to be combined with 8 different supplements, he eats 6 times in a day. Despite the huge efforts we’re making, he still weighs under 80 kilograms.

The struggle for Sherlock continues.
Any help desperately welcome.

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Sherlock and his “mother” Svetlio

Hospital report from your pals

Posted on 21 March 2017

Pancho and Toshko

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Our awesome “clones” with similar problems – broken bones after close encounters with a car, are recovering simultaneously and very well. Hopefully, in a few weeks we will be able to show you a happy video for the two of them running happily with the rest of the youngsters!

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Unfortunately – there is no good news. One by one the results are coming in – everything is negative for now. This probably means that the last test we’re expecting – a biopsy – will be positive.

It the meantime the girl is doing well, feeding, seeking attention, she has even gained a little weight. Sadly, this can be a result of the very heavy drugs she is taking. In case her biopsy comes back positive for a malignant tumor, we will hug her all she wants, feed her a fantastic meal and then help her move to the Next Place in dignity and love.

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The sweetie is now rid of her external fixture and is like a new dog – happy, cheerful, jumping about!
All she needs now is a place to call home, and we promise her she will have the best one.

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Lady is recovering very well and also starting to enjoy life here a little more. Such a gentle and loving Lady she is!

The puppies with pyoderma

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The four little monkeys that drained our clinic in terms of resources and efforts are now well. Their last samples are here – negative!

Their bald little group should be moved outside for a life under the sun. The family spent 2 months in captivity and will now enjoy the sunshine for a while, so they can grow hair and stronger muscles. Hopefully, they will look much better in a short while.

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Our deaf angel has his special heartworm drugs ordered and is into his third week of premedication. He has become good friends with Atilla and makes sure to go along with him for the walks. He is so lovely and sweet – as always.

 

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Regards from the youngest of our patients!

HOME: Partzalka, Hayo, Mirko, Roshka, Arte, Nero, Siggy, Ichie and Ronny

Posted on 20 March 2017

We have to admit it – our favorite kind of dog is the “Adopted in Bulgaria!” kind! The number of dogs adopted through shelters continues to grow. We are happy to be part of this magic – a generous, true friendship. Meet the people who chose to adopt their friends from the Farm in the last ten days:

 

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Hayo spent months with us, after he was brought in extremely nervous, biting his tail, explosive and hyperactive. At first it seemed he would have to be put on a medical treatment, but our dog-coach Elena worked hard with him and in time he began to form a bond with people again. Attention and structure did a lot for him. He stopped biting his tail and reacting aggressively to human touch.

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Hayo no longr bites his tail and the collar he has is too small to stop him from doing it – it’s just used to remind him tails are not for biting

Today, the unusual Jack-Russell terrier Hayo is the dog of Mariana Panayotova!
Maryana has known him for a while now and she knows there is much work to be done in order to have an easy and calm life with crazy Hayo. We will keep in touch and help out at any given moment. It’s a pleasure to see how seriously she takes the task of helping him be his best self. He will not waste this opportunity. We wish them luck and success!

 

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Little angel Mirko found a lovely family! He was chosen by Lidia Matveeva – so their sweet little girl can have a friend to grow up with. As we like to say: every child deserves to have a dog and a mother that would allow it. Kids that grow up with animals are healthier, more responsible and generous people when they grow up – that is a proven fact. We wish you all the best, little ones!

 

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Roshka – such a tender and kind soul. She came to us from a foster home and wasn’t very happy to live in the shelter, but didn’t have to wait long. The little angel quickly  met her real person – she was adopted by the cheerful Radina Voykova. Radina gave her a new name – Lexy. All the best to them!

 

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Two tiny chocolates, a brother and a sister from a litter of abandoned pups found their new homes in the matter of days. Valery Gotzev took tiny Ichie, and Christina Tzvetanova adopted gentle little Ronny. We know these kind-eyed babies will make them very, very happy, they both made excellent choices!

 

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Arte the angel has her human too – she was chosen by Estelle Hadjiivanova. Estelle had initially chosen one of the puppies we treated for koronaviroses. But it already had people waiting in Holland, so fluffy Arte got to go home with Estelle instead. There are no coincidences in this world, this friendship was meant to be.

 

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Two tiny kittens went home together with Tsvetomir Alexandrov and his girlfriend. Kind heart Nero, who lived all his three months in a box at the shelter; and clever Siggy, who was found injured in the street and was raised in a foster home.
For the cats who cannot go out, life with a friend makes the difference between happiness and eternal boredom. Cats love their families too, they live in family groups and need friendship just as much as we and dogs do.

 

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And finally, to top off all these wonderful news – an adoption we’ve waited to happen for a long, long time. The kindest and most tender dog in the shelter. Our darling, epileptic Partzalka has found her family!

We thank Natalia, her daughter Ellie and everyone in the family for giving her this chance. We are sure they will never regret it. The girl is happy at home with them, hugging and cuddling any moment she gets, here’s a short note from her people:

Bella (Partzalka before) is an amazing creature that waited nearly 5 years to enter our lives and teach us how to truly love despite any hardship. We had a few minor disturbances these 7 days, and are now building up trust. We also have a crazy 4-year old cat we rescued from the street… So, wish us luck!

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We wish you luck – in any endevour that your kind hearts start!
Be happy, sweet Bella, and you too, kind Ellie!

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Profession: Keeper – or – Dimi’s Gang

Posted on 18 March 2017

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The work of a keeper at the shelter clinic, done by Dessy, Dimi and Maria, requires a set of many skills:

  • CLEANER – for 20-30 dogs in the clinic boxes (many of them puppies). This means cleaning and disinfecting by schedule, keeping different sets of materials for the quarantined, washing, change of bedding. Dessy is also our talented handy-man at the clinic.
  • KEEPER – each of the animals needs to be fed and watered, taken outside for a walk separately, get some love and attention, medications and supplements prescribed by the doctors, bathing for the dogs with skin conditions. Also the clinic keepers take care of the large storage, storing medicines and medical materials in the small storage.
  • VETERINARY TECHNICIAN – d-r Ilieva and d-r Marincheva have a huge number of patients, perform many surgeries. The keepers help them prep the animals, put on abocates, fluids, clean wounds, change patches, medicate the chronically-ill.
  • ETOLOGYST and PSYCHOLOGIST – most animals come to the clinic stressed out and can barely tolerate the procedures. Each one requires a special attitude and treatment, each one has a special trick. It’s the same with the people who come to visit. Sometimes in can be really difficult to communicate with them, and that part of the day can be nerve-wrecking.

There are no weekends, no illnesses, no chance to feel tired… Everyone at the shelter does more than humanely possible, and that is especially true for the keepers at the clinic. But – they are all very shy and don’t allow us to take photos of them or convince them to show you their smiles.

We still found a way to get around this stubbornness – in an indirect way, because they really deserve some respect. And we will do it through Dimi’s animals. Not the ones she has at the Farm, but the ones at her home. Many of them are farmers anyway.

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Starting with a little guy you know well. The old dachshund Luchko spent almost a year in the shelter. Adopted and returned, rejected by our colleagues abroad, Lachezar had no future. He is just an old guy, some grumpy-ness noted, chronically ill – by all premises he should have spent his last days in the shelter. But he will not. Because Dimi was there for him.

After it was made clear that Lachko will remain a patient forever, she decided to adopt him. “I come to work with his doctors every day anyway, I will just bring him with me when he needs it.” And that was that. His last visit at the shelter was the day before. For the removal of his remaining useless teeth.

Lachko isn’t Dimi’s only hopeless rescue love. She also has blind Murphy, who is 14, found at Evropa blvd. 10-year old Roshko also comes from the streets, but from Liulin. And Sheeshee the cat. Who, by the way isn’t a huge fan of dogs, nor Lacho of him, but they managed to reach a truce.

Dimi is also a foster parent for newborn puppies that get abandoned or brought to the Farm. The ones that require 24-hour care, unable to survive without a mother. A litter after litter, doomed puppies survive on the price of her sleepless nights. The last lot – Arthur, Lancelot, Miriam, Morgana and the now famous Viva – with the big ears. Here you can see them as little balls of life at the start of the journey on December 24-th:

And here they are again, three months later, big and strong, vaccinated, healthy, ready to be adopted – as long as we manage to find homes for them. Lives stolen from Death. Once more 5:0 for Dimi:

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This litter is already at the Farm. What does it mean for Dimi? It means that she is once again “loaded” with a new set of newborns to look after. These four abandoned puppies will have a life, because she is there for them:

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Or, it would be more accurate to say – they will have a life, because she will not sleep at nights for them. Dimi will wake up to feed them, get up one hour earlier and go to bed two hours later after a hard day’s work, cleaning more poop – the everlasting side effect of life.

This is the sort of people our keepers are. Dimi, Dessy, Maria. By the way, Maria became a member of our team after being a foster parent for abandoned pups too. Dessy, our Shiva with so many busy hands also has a little farmer at home – best regards from her daughter Ava and their friend Ally:

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You don’t have to be crazy to work with us, but it really helps.
Thank you, Maria, Dessy and Dimi.
For your dedication, your hard work and most of all – for your kind hearts!

Schindler’s list: 68 homeless puppies now in Holland

Posted on 15 March 2017

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From Spetember to February (5 very difficult months for the shelter), we weren’t able to send dogs on their way. The new European transportation rules stopped our “life-line” to colleagues abroad, where so many souls find homes each month. The Farm was terribly overcrowded all winter, and February came with 122 puppies at the shelter grounds.


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We thank all the foster parents who were patient to wait months for a place to open up, to everyone that helped us manage looking after so many puppies in one place – their vaccinations, treatments, raising and socialization. To everyone who was understanding when we weren’t able to take on as many cases – lacking space and funds.

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We managed to cover the most-unnecessary legal requirements, go through every possible inspection, so that our animals can continue to travel legally. And with the help of our awesome colleagues in Holland, with the funds that were left of the calendar sales after we covered our debts, we organized three whole transports in succeeding weeks.

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In February, after an incredible logistic, for which we salute everyone involved, we managed to provide homes in Holland for 68 young dogs from the Farm shelter! They will not be miserable in the streets, nor grow up in a cage, they will be loved pets – as they deserve to be. With them, we also sent our 15 kittens, who spent months in clinic boxes due to lack of foster places. 7 adult dogs also made the journey, but we will tell you about them later.

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Who are these 68 angels? Not just a number, but 68 of our kids. A huge heard of shine eyes and waving tails. Each one with a history, problems of their own. Some of them we’ve managed to show you. Most – not.

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These are 68 destinies of good creatures, who came in as sad wretches, grew up in front of our eyes – smiling and cheerful youngsters. Each one has a history, we’ve invested months of love, care, it took a long preparation to reach a new life abroad. A life that they wouldn’t have if they were to stay in Bulgaria.

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The first adopted animals are starting to send their happy photos. What a joy it is to see them curled up on their own couch, walking on green grass, or in the hands of people who will love them forever…

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Again – best regards to all the magic people who provided these angels with the happiness they deserve. The donors, foster parents, volunteers, colleagues in Holland, the drivers, doctors and keepers at the shelter.

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46 puppies await their turn of happiness at the Farm right now. We are already working on a next transport. Every little help matters.

A note: ALL of the puppies from our 2017 calendar now have homes!

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Toshko, Daphne and friends (WARNING: Graphic Images)

Posted on 13 March 2017

The funds needed for Toshko and Daphne at the moment have been raised.

Toshko’s surgery will take place right away, we will let you know when there is new information on Daphne’s diagnosis.

Once again, we cannot thank you enough…
The Franziska clinic is only able to care for so many only through the donations it receives from people – your help saves lives.

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Our clinic is always full. An endless flow of suffering bodies to treat, so many destinies – every next one more sad than the other.
Besides Boris, Pancho and the puppies with pyoderma that you helped last week, our clinic houses so many other good hearts… Creatures, whose destiny was to suffer, get a second chance in life, thanks to you.

Two of them really need it:

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We hadn’t seen an animal in such a horrible condition ever since Katy came to the shelter with half her face ripped off by a wolf trap. Daphne is a young cat with necrosis in the area of the mouth.

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So far we have no final diagnosis for her, and she has been tested for everything you could imagine. The FIV and FELV tests were negative, the blood-count showed severe anemia, but that was visible to the naked eye anyway. Daphne most probably has a rare form of a fungal infection, but the results will take time.

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For now, we have isolated Daphne from the rest of our animals, she has begun an intake of anti-mycotic drugs and antibiotics. Surprisingly – the girl has appetite and is trying her best to eat. She has been starving for quite a while, she is so thin she can hardly stand. Daphne is so lovable, and so eager to be touched. It simply brakes your heart to see her suffer like this…

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So far Daphne’s tests and treatment cost the shelter 90E, and there are still tests to be ran.
Can you help?

Toshko

Days after we told you about Pancho, we need to ask you for help for a nearly identical case. Little Toshko. The boy was most likely hit by a car, he has a fracture of the hip bone and needs an urgent surgery.

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At his age broken bones heal fast. And his trauma is not fresh (he was dumped in this condition at a horse run a few days ago). There is a serious risk that it will heal badly and cause pain for the rest of his life.

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Unfortunately, the price of his surgery is 150E.
We have so many animals needing care right now, that we simply cannot spend it just on him.

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Clinic pals

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These are tiny Rayna and her giant babies – Reny and Rossen. They come from Gorna Banya. Rayna was dumped outside in the winter and a kind old man gave her shelter in his yard. Two months later, she gave birth in his garden shed. Now the old man will have to move back to the city and their destiny was to go back to the street.

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We are treating Rayna for a large bite-wound in her thy. The little ones are socializing whilst their quarantine time runs.

 

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Kind Lady has an old trauma, fracture of the ilium. D-r Marincheva decided she will be able to recover without a surgery and put her on antibiotics and pain-relief. The girl will continue a non-invasive treatment and should be able to recover completely.

 

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Bearded Atilla came from Levski neighborhood. We took him in when people tried to kill him, but it turned out – they saved his life. He is positive for anaplasmosis.

 

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Treatments of Melody, Henry (above) and Oliver still continue. Hayo’s and Psiha’s too. There are 32 chronically ill dogs at the shelter right now.

 

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The last surgery of Amelie. After almost two years of struggle, the girl needs to be stabilized, keep your fingers crossed so that she travels to a new, happy home soon.

 

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Little Jay’s recovery is going well. Along with Pancho’s surgery (hopefully, Toshko’s as well, if you decide to help), we need to also remove her external fixture. The x-rays show everything has healed properly and she should never again remember this trauma.

 

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And of course – puppies. And endless line of abandoned puppies…. Each and every little baby that comes to the shelter needs to get 3 vaccines, be dewormed, get good food, even if it’s strong and healthy, and they rarely are. Everyone you see here comes from a box – abandoned somewhere in the city and brought here to be rescued. Latest, but not last. Sadly.

 

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Smiles from the little puppies who had the corona-virus. They are already healthy and live in cage 5 in the dog building.

From all the patients in the Franziska clinic, best regards for the people who help.
Daphne, Toshko and their friends are counting on you…

This video is for the person who screamed at us that we should euthanize Daphne.
You know who you are, Daphne purrs for you.

Fiffy and Mika – from dirty mops to fluffy princesses

Posted on 10 March 2017

Being a little, white, fluffy doggie in this world can be a wonderful thing.
As long as you are the fluffy dog of a person, capable of love.
Otherwise things quickly turn in a fatal direction.

Being a little, matted, frightened, dirty dog in the street is a nightmare.
Every other dog, every kick, every car posts mortal danger.
Fluffy doggies have a zero adaptability in the street…

Meet two brave little ladies, who made it. Despite everything. And with a little help from their friends.

Fiffy

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Fiffy comes to the shelter

Tiny Fiffy was abandoned in a village. Ill, dirty, very frightened, she didn’t let anyone come near her. When they managed to catch and bring her after all, she would panic at every touch, biting whatever she could grab.

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Fiffy and her vet – d-r Ilieva

D-r Ilieva gave her an age of about 8 years. The removal of her matted overcoat showed that she is very emaciated and also has small tumors on her neck. The little skeleton had a surgery, and d-r Ilieva took her home for a recovery. In under a month with her, Fiffy became a lively, attentive girl, a little shy, but still – curious.

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Fiffy and Rositza!

Daniella and Rositza Kostovi came to look for their first dog with us. And they came in the same day when d-r Ilieva had brought Fiffy to the shelter for neutering. The meeting was accidental, but they recognized each other straight away. Thus, princess Fiffy got to rule in her own kingdom – at Nadezhda district.

Mika

Who would imagine that an attractive dog like Mika can be abandoned? Rehoming her amongst acquaintances shoult take about 30 minutes and 5 phone-calls. But of course – it is much easier not to do anything. Only one condition necessary – not to have a heart.

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Mika’s post on Facebook

When we announced that we have a tiny angel named Mika looking for a home – many people were interested. Some were strange – wanting her for a life outside. Others were fine – looking for a loved pet. But also The Perfect Candidate appeared for Mika. And that was Stanislava Todorova – the adopter of Isabella (July 2016).

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Isabella’s grooming at PETS&U last year before she was adopted

Stanislava gave a home to the poor (back then, she is now The Rich) Isabella last year. She took her as a friend to her old dog, who sadly, didn’t make it through the long winter. The arrival of Mika in the shelter had helped her answer a difficult question – do I have the strength for another little buddy, after going through this loss?

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Mika and Isabella are already together, already friends and are sharing the joys of the couch in peace and fraternity. Congratulations!

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Farewell, lovely ladies!
We thank you for this happy ending story!

Pancho, Boris and the babies with pyoderma

Posted on 08 March 2017

UPDATE 10/03/2017
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The funds needed for Boris and Pancho have been raised!
The pyordema babies have a bag of food promised to them, we hope more people would join the effort to help them, their treatment is successful so far, it would be a shame to neglect it.

THANK YOU! We will write immediately after Pancho’s surgery. And Boris has a month of pre-medicatication, then the actual treatment – all provided for!!!

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Six kind hearts need your help urgently.
They are in a bad place right now, and have no one else to turn to…

Boris

Gentle Boris was dumped in a village near Sofia last fall. Kind people started feeding him and realized – he cannot hear. And deaf dogs do not survive outside. But the shelter was overcrowded and there was no space for him. His friends decided to give him a chance and sheltered him in their yard. So, Boris was enlisted into our Waiting List.

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It took almost 6 months for his turn to come. Sadly, at his very entering the Farm it turned out that deafness is his last problem. The 4D test showed that the boy has a deadly parasite – the heartworm.

Boris is an exceptionally kind and gentle dog. Loving, cuddly, very delicate. But nevertheless – we cannot afford his treatment right now. Borko’s health is worth: 4D test – 15E; ultrasounds – 15E; premedication (30 days) – 25E; immiticide (2 vials) – 85E. In total: 140E.

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If he is not treated, Borko will remain caged till the end of his days, and they will be short. The parasite is deadly. It will grow, until his heart bursts.
Can you help him? Even by little? He deserves it.

These here are the three dogs we treated successfully for heartworm, you probably know them. They are all well now – John Doe, Nikita and Grant:

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The puppies with pyoderma

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Since almost a month we’ve had 4 babies with a very bad form of pyoderma in the large quarantine. The little ones have been getting antibiotics for 29 days now, we are at the end of their treatment, but we cannot finish it. The treatment of every puppy costs 5E per day, and that makes a total of 580E so far, that we have spent on medication only for these four.

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They are not ready, and we are in a situation not to be able to finish their treatment. We have the medicines they need, but ask you to help us with food and supplements that are necessary for their recovery. Special foods like Royal Canin Skin Support or another good brand. Supplements, medications like: Megaderm, Vetommune, Vetoxine…

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The little guys really need your help. Would you make them a gift of health? They are still not safe, but have a chance of recovery. We cannot leave them here, their condition will quickly deteriorate if we don’t provide them what they need. They are just a bunch of sillies. They don’t deserve to suffer this way…

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Pancho

Pancho comes from the 144-th school is Sofia, he is 1,5 years old. Children found him limping and contacted us. But, when we reached the school, their teacher didn’t allow them to come out and show us where the dog is. On the next day a kind father had already came into the picture, so the kids were let out to show us where the dog they named Pancho was hiding. We took him for x-rays immediately.

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Our assumptions were correct – the boy has an old tibia fracture. He cannot use his leg and has great pains. He needs a surgery and it has to happen next week. But we have nothing to pay it with. So far Pancho is taking antibiotics, pain-relief, he has complete x-rays. But a surgery will not take place if we don’t find him another 150E for the surgery.

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Pancho may not be a student at the 144-th School, but he is just lke a little boy. He thinks that now that there’s no pain – he must be well, he wants to play… He doesn’t get that his life depends on this. If he remains on 4 legs – he will be able to find a home quickly. Could you help us find them for him?

Thank you

If you are able to help – even by little – please, do it.
We can be the shoulder for these angels to lean on. Let’s make another miracle. For them:

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From Borko, Pancho and the four bald babies – kisses for all People.
The ones who are able to help, as well as the ones who cannot.
They don’t tell a difference. They love everyone.

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Home: Sergio, Lilly, Norg, Lara, Jacky, Zanzibar, Sonder and…

Posted on 07 March 2017

More good news from the shelter – spring brought happiness to many wet noses. And to us too – there isn’t a greater joy than to see more and more people choose adoption instead of purchase for their new best friend. Here they are:

 

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Our poor Sergio, the dog with an embedded string in his neck, has his own yard and sister now!

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After his full recovery at our clinic, he went home to Plovdiv with Emilia Gallucci. She says he is being great (and we can confirm it!) and also – very happy with his new sister Kara. As you can guess – he will never be tied up again.

 

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Tiny Lara (from a litter of half-pinchers, sister to Tiara) found her happiness with Rumiana Papazova!

 

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Fluffy little Jacky was adopted by Boryanka Pancharova – he will live a life of great comfort and be terribly spoiled, we are sure of it.

 

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Tiny Lilly, 3 months old, is living the life of her dreams with Militsa Myhailova-Stamboliyska and Svetlin Petrov.

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It just doesn’t get any better than this!

 

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One of the shelter’s smartest puppies – 6-month old gray girl whom we called Zanzibar – was chosen by Alexandra Yosifova to be the best friend of her lovely daughter.

 

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Our kind-hearted hunting lady whom we picked up in a village near Sofia has her true home now. Lara is now safe and sound forever with Annie Pilibosian.

 

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Nina Georgieva adopted a pet bear from us!

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The little giant is having the time of his life with her, she’s even introduced him to another one of our adopted puppies – Boyko, who may look the same, but comes from a different pace. The two have so much muddy fun together!

 

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Another lovely guy, 4 months old, has a new home and a new name. We soon expect him to take his SAT’s with excellent scores. Smiley Sonder was adopted by Leah Hillard.

 

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The last boy to go home from our litter of “nine little nigers” – the huge and lively Norg – went home to the family of Ilia Dobrinski.

All the best to everyone – adopters and adoptees!
We hope you enjoy very long, very happy lives together!